Profile of the Month: Lucas Wells Part I

Spring Awakening Tour: Profile of the Month - Lucas Wells Part 1

It's a rarity to get a cast member who's played all the male roles in Spring Awakening, a feat accomplished by our very talented Lucas' Wells. Moritz, Ernst, Otto, Georg - all roles that would not have been if it wasn't for his online video submission from the lobby of a girl's restroom! No wonder Lucas was the top vote for one of our last POM - he's done it all! Thanks to Gabby and Justin for filming Part 1 of the "Prof of the Mof."


Here are the questions asked in this video:

1. Most asked question:
a) What was your favorite role and why?
b) What was the most nerve-racking role?
c) Any interesting stories or funny mess ups?

2. Irene from Guam, Layla, Alyssia, and Taylor from Columbus said:
I hear you auditioned for Spring Awakening by submitting a video online.
a) What song did you sing and how did that whole process go?
b) Any audition tips?

3. From Mari :
How did it come about that you would understudy both Moritz and Melchoir? This didn’t happen on Broadway. Was it a decision made after you auditioned?

4. Marianna and her friend had a few questions:
a) What exactly is the difference between the terms swing, ensemble, and understudy?
b) How do they decide which understudy goes on for each part when someone calls out?
c) Is it difficult to mentally prepare to play all the different roles?

5. Elizabeth and Rozzie posed:
In honor of the recent "doppelganger week" on Facebook, what celebrity have people said you look like, if any?

ORLANDO, FL: First Guilty Ones Meeting Tomorrow

If you're in Orlando, FL, we're looking for you!

Orlando will be a hot stop, for obvious reasons, and on-stage seats will be hard to come by. Only the Guilty Ones street teams get exclusive access to on-stage seats before the general public. Sign up, help us spread the word, earn points in exchange for amazing "junk."

If you have already sent your name to the national email address, you should already have been contacted. If not, come to the meeting tomorrow and bring 4 or 5 of your friends (seriously, share this info with people. We're posting it kind of late and people may not read this in time). This will be fun!

First Meeting Information:

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010:

o Where: UCF Student Union: 4000 Central Florida Boulevard Building number 52 Orlando, FL 32826

o When: 11:00am – 2:00pm. There will also be a raffle! Must be present to win.

If you can't make the meeting, email your name, address, age and phone number to GuiltyOnes (at) truemktg (dot) com.



DETROIT On Stage Seats on Sale Mon plus Win Free Tix!

Spring Awakening plays the FIsher Theatre in Detroit, MI from April 20th, 2010 - May 9th, 2010.

(It's just a hop across the pond from Windsor, Canada. If you're in Windsor, make sure to tell all your friends about the discount below).

ON STAGE SEATS ON SALE MON On stage seats for Detroit will go on sale this Monday, March 29th. On-stage seats are priced at $25 and are available for purchase in-person at the box office, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit or call 313-872-1000. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


visit these sites running promotions for opening night tickets!

MOTORCITYROCKS.COM Tell them YOUR Bitch of Living and read what other people find to be a bitch.: http://www.motorcityrocks.com/2010/03/spring-awakening-ticket-giveaway.htm

MOTORCITYBLOG.NET http://motorcityblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-tickets-spring-awakening-fisher.html

Don't forget our killer $30 discount for select performances in Detroit ends April 2nd!
Go to this link and use code DETROIT: http://bit.ly/9sVXCm
Please share this with everyone you know!

GLBT EVENT This Saturday, SA and the Fisher Theatre are co-sponsoring a party to benefit Affirmations, a community center serving metro Detroit's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied community through health & human services, discussion & support groups, youth and older adult services, and social enrichment activities. There will be prizes and techno remixes of Spring Awakening songs on the dance floor. Tickets are $175, but it's for a good cause and you get dinner, drinks, dancing and more. Find out more info about it here: http://www.goaffirmations.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=120741

Spring Awakening won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in London's West End! Congrats to our too-short-lived sister production. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/138040-Spring-Awakening-Cat-on-a-Hot-Tin-Roof-and-Wicked-Win-Olivier-Awards

Dallas post has been updated with reviews and press appearances. http://totallytrucked.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-awakening-in-dallas.html

Lucas's Profile of the Month comes out this Tuesday! Watch for it (it's a good one).

Fan Friday: The Greenville Stage Door

The experience of Spring Awakening does not end after the house lights come up. On this blog, we announce the location of the stage door in every city we go to because we love talking with our fans. Not every Broadway show will have such an open policy or such generous company members. In fact, you may have seen many touring productions in your town and never, ever, entertained the notion of meeting the cast afterwards! It's rarely done, especially on tour. But know that at Spring Awakening, we welcome it. Perhaps it's because having audience members sit on stage with us makes the whole experience more intimate. Or because we see so many repeat customers and start recognizing faces. Most likely, it's because we share the same passion for the show that you do. If you've never done it before, this video by xNeonBwayx and photos by Randy WIlliams--both from the Peace Center in Greenville SC a few weeks ago-- will give you a better idea of what you can expect.


Jake Epstein with spring awakening fans

Justin Scott Brown

Don't forget you can upload and share your stage door pics with everyone on our Flickr group (you can see more of these stage door pics there)http://www.flickr.com/groups/springawakeninggallery

Anyone have any interesting stage door stories to tell? Comment below!


Spring Awakening in Dallas!

We're messin' with Texas for two weeks!

Dallas is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States--and we plan to have fun here. The fun started yesterday with celebrating Shi Shi Gabor's birthday. Happy Birthday Matt! First thing some company members did after checking into swanky loft digs? Went out and tried to blend in with the locals:

Freddy Hall tweets: "I've been in Texas for five hours and already got me a real cowboy hat and some good ol ridin' boots." Anthony Lee Medina tweeted, "Gonna be a cowboy for two weeks. Heck Yes!"

TICKETS We're honored to be part of the inaugural season at the new, gorgeous AT&T Performing Arts Center. Come see us at the Winspear Opera House from March 23-April 4th. Get yo' tickets here.

DID YOU KNOW? The Dallas Arts District, which includes the AT&T Performing Arts Center and four other state of the art venues, is the largest urban arts district in the United States

POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS In our effort to create discussions about the issues presented in our show, the venue has arranged post show discussions with local experts. Check out that schedule here.

STAGE DOOR: After the show, come and say howdy! Stage door is on NE side of building, adjacent to Jack Evans St.

CONTESTS: Still a chance to win two tix to Dallas. Ends 3/28: http://www.the33tv.com/community/contests/springawakening/


DALLAS NEWS Interview with Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/performingarts/stories/DN-spring_0323gd.ART.State.Edition1.4c922b5.html

EDGE DALLAS Interview with Taylor Trensch. Did you know Taylor auditioned by submitting a video audition? http://www.edgedallas.com/index.php?ch=entertainment&sc=theatre&sc3=&id=103625&pg=1

DALLAS VOICE: Taylor Trensch talks about the gay vibe backstage and his dream role when he gets older: http://www.dallasvoice.com/artman/publish/article_12614.php

DVR alerts!

Thursday, March 25, 2010
8:40 am CT LIVE In-Studio TV Interview and Performance – Good Day Dallas
Steffi and Taylor perform "Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind" on this local morning news/entertainment program.

UPDATE: Here it is! (ugh--sound is a little off) http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/good_day/'spring-awakening'-cast-visits-good-day
Ugh, the sound technician really screwed this one up. You can barely hear the performance, only the interview afterwards.


We couldn't have asked for more than this rave review from WFAA TV. "Brilliant. Some of the moments are simply breathtaking. It remains an important and defining work in American Musical Theatre." Check out some of the new footage of Robi Hager as Hanschen!

DALLAS MORNING NEWS "['TotallyFucked' is] one of the great moments of contemporary theater, and it's what won this musical eight 2007 Tony Awards on Broadway. The touring company nails it."

DALLAS OBSERVER "Spring Awakening is here, at last, in a big way downtown, and it's everything the New York version was, maybe even more." http://www.dallasobserver.com/2010-04-01/culture/spring-awakening-puts-teen-angst-to-a-driving-rock-beat-and-lets-it-go-buck-wild/

THEATERJONES A beautifully written rave review ("Life doesn't happen without some pain, as brilliantly depicted in Spring Awakening.") that also goes into the history and significance of the original play.http://theaterjones.com/index.php?section=reviews&id=20100324074354

KERA: Spring Awakening really succeeds at those moments when all the hormonal impatience and repressed teen energy are vividly transmitted by director Michael Mayer’s dark, aggressive staging and Bill T. Jones’ stomping, twitching choreography. http://www.kera.org/artandseek/content/2010/03/25/review-spring-awakening-at-the-winspear/

PEGASUS NEWS and DALLAS THEATRE EXAMINER "Never before have I seen a musical with such deeply felt melancholy, such anarchy and volcanic disillusionment. Every once in awhile a show comes along that overwhelms you. Fries you down to the last brain cell. Elicits deep shivers." http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/mar/29/theater-review-part-deux-spring-awakening-winspear/?refscroll=580

D MAGAZINE, FRONT ROW "Every parent should be required to see this. The magic of the piece is that it shows the world as the adolescent sees it – something that adult amnesia protects parents from. They need reminding."

VIDEO! CBS 11 TV interview with Duncan Sheik:
(ha ha--They thought Tom Hulce was a member of the Broadway cast and were not sure if Lea Michele's in the tour or not)

What Would You Do: Detroit

The next city where we have an extended run is Detroit (3 luxurious weeks without having to pack and get on a bus, whoo hoo!).

Okay, we hear Detroit is a fun town--there's a great alternative music scene--and you guys know we love alternative music-- but we also hear that parts of town are very dangerous.

We look to you, our fans, for guidance. What places do we have to make sure not to miss? Favorite restaurants, top tourist attractions, excursions, gems that are off the beaten path? Leave a comment below.

As always, if you have an "in" (i.e. special access) to something really cool that you think would make a good upcoming TotallyTrucked video, email us at totallytruckedblog (at) gmail (dot) com.


Class Assignment: First Day of Spring

Class Assignment: First Day of Spring

The first day of spring is tomorrow! You can smell it in the air! In today's class, we found an anonymous poem about the awakening of spring and made a mad lib out of it. Company members were asked to fill in adjectives, nouns and verbs in the missing spaces. Well, we got some really creative and funny responses that we wanted to share and hope you enjoy it. Sometimes the madder the ad lib, the better! Let us know what you think of our crazy Spring Awakening poems!

Jake Epstein
The long whimsical winter is laughing away.
A single bulbus leaf was spotted today.

Through the hummus the vinaigrette is peeking.
Leprechauns are about and flesh-seeking.

There's still a chill in the proverbial air.
Winter is gone but the Canadians are still there.

Springtime is when the crazies pounce!

Marques Walls
The long harassing winter is fleeing away.
A single warm smile was spotted today.

Through the clouds the sun is peeking.
Mosquitos are about and DNA-seeking.

There's still a chill in the lingering air.
Winter is gone but the spirit is/are still there.

Springtime is when the fun begins !

Freddy Hall
The long lustful winter is texting away.
A single smart iPhone was spotted today.

Through the shoelace the toe is peeking.
Boats are about and Pad Thai-seeking.

There's still a chill in the uptight air.
Winter is gone but the movie Theater is still there.

Springtime is when the horses' neigh !

Pinky Weitzman
The long vaudevillian winter is va va vooming-ing away.
A single frolicsome throat-warbler mangrove was spotted today.

Through the entreaties the masculine solicitude is peeking.
Cripers, cruppers, croakers, and cluckens are about and SQUAWWWK-seeking.

There's still a chill in the clambaked air.
Winter is gone but the auto-suggestion is still there.

Springtime is when the dirigibles disgorge!

Steffi D
The long blue wind winter is whistling away.
A single mournful Moritz was spotted today.

Through the then, the none is peeking.
The mares are about and foal seeking.

There's still a chill in the purple summer air. (But it’s warm in your arms.)
Winter is gone but my junk is still there.

Springtime is when the stallions mate!

Ha Ha. Want to play along? Here is the original assignment:

The long (adjective) winter is (verb)ing away.
A single (adjective) (noun) was spotted today.

Through the (noun) the (noun) is peeking.
(plural noun) are about and (type of food)-seeking.

There's still a chill in the (adjective) air.
Winter is gone but the (anything you like) is/are still there.

Springtime is when the (noun) (verb) !

Happy Spring Everybody!


Fan Friday: Dedicated to Anyone Who's Lost Someone to Suicide

Our Fan Friday today is AJ Rafael, a talented young singer who has over a million views on his YouTube channel and over 29,000 followers on Twitter. He made a dedication video for anyone who's ever lost someone to suicide. We were really moved by his performance of "Left Behind" and we think you will be too. Why isn't HE on American Idol? ?

This is an issue that obviously means a lot to us. Suicide is often referred to as the selfish choice because the act itself doesn't affect the individual as much as it affects those he leaves behind.


If you are feeling depressed, there is help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
You are not alone.

Thanks for calling attention to this cause, AJ! We're honored our song could be the vehicle for your message.

Spring Awakening Fisher Theatre in Detroit: $30 Discount Offer

We are going to be at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit for three weeks! From April 19th-May 9th.

We have a kick ass offer for our readers. $30 off your ticket. You must purchase by April 2nd, 2010. This offer excludes premium seats, is not good on Saturday evenings or Sunday matinees, and is subject to availability.

Go to this link and use code DETROIT: http://bit.ly/9sVXCm



Spring Awakening in Greenville, SC!

Duncan Sheik is originally from Hilton Head, South Carolina. This week, South Carolinians get a chance to experience the artistry of one of their own when we play the Peace Center in Greenville from March 16-21st, 2010.

BUY TICKETS: Tickets start at just $35 here

ON STAGE SEATS: Still plenty of On Stage seats available! Get this unique experience for just $25 at the Peace Center Box Office or call: 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768

STAGE DOOR: Stage door is on Broad St. West of Main. Wait for us there after the show and say hi!

DID YOU KNOW? Greenville's economy was formerly based largely on textile manufacturing, and the city was once known as "The Textile Capital of the World."


TALK BACKS: Q&As with the cast will occur after the shows on March 16th and 18th. Ask your questions of the cast and get a deeper understanding/perspective for the show. With ticket purchase only.

Metromix Greenville

GREENVILLE METRO MIX PARTY Thur March 18th: For just $41, you get a special pre-show party and tickets to the show on 3/18. The party will be at sponsored by Metro Mix--come out and meet some new people at this mixer organized in conjunction with the Meet Up group "Greenville Social Scene," a group of fun, outgoing people in their 20s to 50s. To get these discounted tickets, order here.

Restaurant Specials: Show your Spring Awakening ticket stub and get amazing offers at local participating restaurants: http://www.peacecenter.org/offers/25


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

10 o’clock LIVE In Studio TV Interview with Christy and Jake– WSPA-TV “Your Carolina Live”

12 o’clock LIVE In Studio TV Interview with Christy and Jake for the noon news– WYFF-TV

1 o’clock Taped In Studio TV Interview with Christy and Jake – WSPA “Scene on 7”
hour Taped segment for local entertainment show, “Scene on 7”. This piece will run on March 17 at 7:30 pm. A part of the interview will also run on March 19 at 7:30 pm as a “Cool Jobs” segment.

UPDATED: Here's the link to the interview: http://www.wyff4.com/video/22866159/index.html

REVIEW: GREENVILLE NEWS "Spring Awakening will jolt your senses! Spring Awakening deserves your attendance."

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT MAIL Interview with Steffi D http://www.goupstate.com/article/20100311/ARTICLES/100319938?Title=-Spring-Awakening-is-coming-of-age-story

GREENVILLE NEWS Interview with Duncan Sheik http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20100314/ENT01/303140002/1056/ENT/Controversial-Broadway-show-arrives-in-Greenville

Announcement: Miami Guilty Ones Kick Off Party

Don't miss the Miami Guilty Ones Kick-Off Party!!

Saturday, March 20th
1:30pm – 3pm
The Adrienne Arsht Center – Education Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131


Can't make it but want to join the fun?

Send an email with the following information to miamiguiltyones (at) arshtcenter (dot) org

First Name:
Last Name:
Date of Birth:
Phone number:
Address (street, city, state, zip):
School attending (if any):
Availability (How much time can you devote to The Guilty Ones?):
Driver's License (Do you have a valid driver's license?): yes / no
Favorite Musical (What is your favorite musical?):
Reason for joining the Guilty Ones (Why do you want to be one of The Guilty Ones?):

New Video: Make a Wish Child Jesse Pardee!

Jesse Pardee dreamed a dream. An 18 year old in Camillus, NY living with Ewing Sarcoma, she was granted one wish by the Make a Wish Foundation. Her dream was to audition for Spring Awakening. Michael Mayer, Kim Grigsby and our producers were so blown away by her talent that they decided to take her wish experience a step further. When we were in Rochester, NY, Jesse joined the cast by performing in the chair of rock for two shows!

In this video, Steffi D and Krystina Alabado makes sure Jesse gets the full SA cast treatment by giving her a "Hot Minute" interview. Check out the vid below and if you want to hear Jesse's musical talents, check out her Thoroughly Modern Mille/Secret Garden/I Dreamed A Dream renditions on YouTube! She's fantastic!

Sometimes, dreams really do come true...


Here's a pic of Jesse with the entire cast!

Spring Awakening makes dreams come true 3


AP Red Interview with Jake Epstein

Here's the second part of the AP Red feature, this time a feature with Jake Epstein. Jake talks about the difference between acting on stage and on screen (he loves theatre more), weird interactions with fans and audience members (I can't believe this girl did this), the "sex talk" with parents, and his rehearsal process. Enjoy! New TotallyTrucked video coming out next Tuesday!

Rave Atlanta reviews and some pretty cherry interviews added to the Atlanta Blog post below:

Win Free tickets to Spring Awakening in Detroit!
WDET radio contest in Detroit We're giving away tickets for Spring Awakening, the broadway musical coming to the Fisher Theatre next month. Enter here: http://ow.ly/1gh0R


Spring Awakening in Atlanta!

I remember we had fans from Atlanta posting on our Myspace page while Spring Awakening was still in previews on Broadway! Atlanta is a theatre town. They know what's up. It's taken us a while, but we're finally here! And we're playing at one of the most ornate and beautiful theatres in the country. Please tell everyone you know!

Atlanta is known for being the home of many Fortune 500 companies (including Coca-Cola, whose factory we will be touring this week--stay tuned for more soon!). But it is also filled with old world charm, as Krista Pioppi found out when she arrived at her digs for the week. She tweets, "A mansion hotel room, amazing food, I just love Atlanta."

TICKETS Come see us at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 9-14, 2010 click here for tickets. Tickets start at just $18!

DID YOU KNOW? There are 71 streets in Atlanta with a variant of “Peachtree" in their name

STAGE DOOR: Stage door is on Ponce De Leon. Wait for us there after the show and say hi!

STUDENT DISCOUNT: Only $25 for second price level seats (that's more than half off)! The tickets are available at the Box office only and there is a limit of 4 per person with student ID. The password is STUD but there is no link to share since these are box office only. So I guess you go up to the box office and tell them you're a stud! : )

ON STAGE SEATS Are sold out.

EVENTS: Join us for a Rude Awakening pre-opening night party at the Livingston Restaurant TONIGHT! Begins 5 pm with live spinning, musical performances, and raffles. Click here for details.


PROJECT Q: Read this great interview with Chase and Taylor on Atlanta's # 1 Gay Blog.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE Great interview with Chase Davidson, who is originally from GA, talking about his grandmother coming to to see the show.

BROADWAYWORLD.COM Interview with Christy Altomare


ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION "as raw, powerful and shocking as ever. "

METBLOGS ATLANTA: "Go see spring awakening at the fox before it gets on out of here. you won’t be disappointed."

ATLANTA ON STAGE If I was given six words of advice to impart upon my reading audience, they would be, “See ‘Spring Awakening‘ while it’s here.”

PERFORMING ARTS EXAMINER " there were noticeable tears in the audience, including mine."

ASHERPR "Spring Awakening Rocks!" http://www.asherpr.com/2010/03/spring-awakening-rocks-2/

ATLANTA IN TOWN "What a treat that this hypnotic, breakthrough musical play is finally in Atlanta"


AP Red Interview with Christy Altomare

Sometimes there is an interview so good that we want to feature it. In this AP Red interview by Jason Drew conducted in Hartford, Christy Altomare gives musical theatre advice, talks about meeting musical theatre divas Patti Lupone and Kristin Chenoweth, and eloquently descibes the role of Wendla as the female Hamlet. Jason's a fun interviewer. Watch!


New TotallyTrucked Video: Andy and Kayla

Continuing our series of videos from the Spring It On! Cabaret in Rochester, here is an exclusive TotallyTrucked video of a Duncan Sheik medley by Kayla Foster and Andy Mientus that you havn't seen before, featuring a song from Duncan's new musical Whisper House which just had its premiere at the Old Globe in San Diego in a medley with one of the songs which was cut from Spring Awakening when it transferred to Broadway. A fitting tribute as we say goodbye to Andy this week.

Andy Mientus and Kayla Foster singing "And Now We Sing" from Whisper House and "There Once Was a Pirate" from Spring Awakening:

1) New press and reviews added to the Durham post below. http://totallytrucked.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-awakening-in-durham-nc.html
2) Two more chances to win opening night tickets in Atlanta:
Encore Atlanta:
Atlanta Met Blogs: http://atlanta.metblogs.com/2010/03/05/more-free-tickets-to-wake-up-spring/

Andy Mientus: "Don't Say Goodbye" plus Welcome Robi Hager

Next week in Atlanta will be Andy Mientus' last week on the tour. We are sad to have to say goodbye to one of our original tour members--especially one that has been a friend of the show for so long. Andy created our Facebook page, I Believe in Spring Awakening, at the very beginning of our run Off Broadway. We wish him luck in all his future endeavors. Here is a note that Andy wrote to everyone:

Dear Fans and Friends (Frands?),

Thank you so much for a year and a half of love, support, and inspiration. Your cheers and kind words reminded me daily why I do what I do, and I would never have been able to sustain a run this long without your enthusiasm. My journey with Spring Awakening began almost 4 years ago when I first saw the show and created a little fan group on a whim. Since then, the places this show has taken me, literally and spiritually, were beyond my imagination. I'm not sure what I did to deserve living a rockstar life for these many months, but as incredible as this has been, I am so truly excited for all of you to see what I and the rest of this beautiful company have up our sleeves. We always get such positive feedback from our cabaret performances because when you all see us perform the same words and music time after time, I think it is easy to forget that we are all dynamic artists with a breadth of dimensions to our talent. These people can do so much more than what you've seen and while I am fortunate to have been a part of something like Spring Awakening, I am most fortunate to have been inspired by all of the talent around me. So, with my departure, and the eventual departure of everyone in the cast, do not be sad or say goodbye- we are so thrilled to give you more to see.

I love your light,

We are excited to announce that taking over the role of Hanschen will be original Broadway cast member Robi Hager! Here is his bio:

ROBERT HAGER (Hanschen) Having just finished Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway, Robert is thrilled to come back to the Spring Awakening family, now on tour! Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie, Spring Awakening. NY Theater: Pippin, Captain Louie. WBT: The Who's Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables. Film: Clear Blue Tuesday. Proud AEA member.

Welcome back, Robi!

ALERT for Greenville plus Guilty Ones: Miami, Dallas, Detroit.


There are still plenty of seats left ON-STAGE for our engagement at the Peace Center next week in Greenville, SC.
This is your chance to snap up what fans of the show already know: sitting on the stage is a unique, once in a lifetime experience. Get yours for only $25 at the Peace Center Box Office or call: 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768


The Arsht Center in Miami is beginning their Guilty Ones Street Teams.
If you love the show and would like to help spread the word with other people in your area who love the show just as much (good times!) email your name, age and phone number to: Miamiguiltyones@arshtcenter.org
In exchange, you will get exclusive on-stage seat privileges and other rewards.

We just had our first meeting this past week. Did you miss it? You can still email your info to: DetroitGuiltyOnes@smz.com
And join our Facebook page: Link Here

Still not too late to join our Dallas Street Team! Email name, age and phone number to guiltyones@attpac.org



Spring Awakening in Durham, NC!


We're back in the south this week, in the "Bull" city! The brand spankin' new Durham Performing Arts Center is putting us up in some really nice digs. As Krystina Alabado tweeted, "exhausted and loving our little apartments here in Durham! Finally some space!" Matt Shingledecker also tweeted, "so close to Elon!", (his and Taylor Trensch's alma mater). We'll be here from March 2nd -7th, 2010.

GET TICKETS: Tickets start at just $25 here: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=19&objId=103 Tix are going fast in this market. Act now.

DID YOU KNOW? Durham was nicknamed the "Bull City" in the late 1800s when the Blackwell Tobacco Company named its product "Bull" Durham Tobacco. By the time James B. Duke of the American Tobacco Company purchased the Blackwell Tobacco Company in 1898, Bull Durham was the most famous trademark in the world. It is now a thriving, modern city known for its medicine industry and Duke University.

STAGE DOOR: Stage door is off Mangam, up stairs, red door. Come say hi after the show!

ON STAGE SEATS: Call 919-680-2787 to check availability.

STUDENT RUSH: $22 Tickets available 2 hours before show at ticket center, must present valid student I.D. (Balcony level sections only)


NC NOW on UNC TV-- You MUST watch this great in depth coverage featuring interviews with Gabby Garza, Anthony Lee Medina, Taylor Trensch and Jarred Stein. Video is at the bottom of the page.

NEWS OBSERVER--article featuring interview with Duncan Sheik: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/02/28/360064/teens-in-turmoil-with-music.html?storylink=misearch


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

All with Christy Altomare and Jake Epstein

8:10 am LIVE In-Studio Radio Interview – WPTF (News/Talk)

8:10 am will also air LIVE on – WBBB (Rock)

9:30 am Taped In-Studio TV Interview – News 14 airtime TBA

10:00 am Taped In-Studio TV Interview – WTVD ABC 11 airtime TBA

CW22 THE SCOOP: Video interview with Steffi and Taylor

MYNC.COM Great video about the 800 Guilty Ones (!!!) we have in Durham!

(if can't see video player, go to this link: http://entertainment.myncblogs.com/2010/03/02/teens-get-the-word-out-about-spring-awakening-musical/


HERALD SUN "Taylor Trensch, who plays Moritz, steals the show. "Spring Awakening" is also a talker and a show that makes you remember your own teen years and hope that those you know and love can navigate them unscathed."

NEW OBSERVER Why “Spring Awakening” won eight Tony Awards is evident from the first few minutes. This innovative work, fitting an indie pop score to a century-old play, mixes traditional theater with rock concert. Although its treatment of teen sexuality, child abuse and societal repression is frank, raw and dark, no theater devotee should miss the national touring production now at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

THEATRE NORTH CAROLINA BLOG "The show was so amazing, so beautiful, so well done, that I'm not sure I have, or can, fully process it just yet."

A BLOG AROUND THE CLOCK (yes, Scientists love Spring Awakening too!):

GINNY FROM THE BLOG: Read about this blogger's experience sitting on stage in Durham: http://ginnyskal.com/2010/03/02/my-experience-sitting-on-stage-during-spring-awakening-at-dpac/

Video: Steffi D is Lady Gaga


We thought we would continue to feature more of the videos from the Rochester Cabaret--just because they're so awesome! This one is from Steffi D's YouTube channel. Watch as she transforms into Mistress Gaga in this medley, supported by Mr. Gaga (Jake Epstein) on the guitar and Baby Gaga (Krista Pioppi):


Win Free Spring Awakening Tickets in Atlanta and Greenville!



Win free tickets to opening night of Spring Awakening at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta! Share this with all your friends in the area!

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(also join their FB page for future entries: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-GA/Encore-Atlanta/77077347454?v=wall).

AtlantaMoms.com http://atlantamoms.com/blog/ ends March 3rd.

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Win free tickets to opening night of Spring Awakening at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC! Share this with all your friends in the area!

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What Would You Do? DALLAS


It's been a while since we've had the luxury of playing in a city for more than a single week. The next stop on the tour where we'll actually have some time to explore the city more is when we come to the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX. Do you know the city well? Please comment below with some suggestions of the best places to eat and fun things to do. Dallas is a big city! We don't necessarily want the things that can be found in any tourist guide. We want the "insider's" perspective. And if you have special access to things off the beaten path, email us at totallytruckedblog (at) gmail (dot) com. We can't promise we'll go to everything or make videos of everything, but you'll be a big help.


10/06/09 - 10/11/09
Uihlein Hall Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
929 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI

10/13/09 - 10/18/09
Music Hall
301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO
Non-subscription tickets on sale Sept 5, 2009 (subj to change)

10/20/09 - 10/25/09
Bass Hall
23rd St & Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX
(512) 477-6060

10/28/09 - 11/01/09
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts/BroadwaySanJose

Nov 4-15, 2009
Sacramento Community Center,
1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Nov 17-29, 2009
Orange County Performing Arts Center
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ticketing number: 714.556.2787

Dec 1-13, 2009
The Buell Theatre
Denver Performing Arts Complex
14th and Curtis Streets Denver, CO 80204
Non-subscription tickets on sale: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 (web only Oct 18)
Ticketing Number: (800) 641-1222
Groups: 303-446-4829

Jan 5-10, 2010
Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Ave, PO Box 395 Hershey, PA 17033
Non-Subscription Tickets on sale: Mon Aug 17, 2009
Groups: 717-534-3412

Jan 12-24, 2010
Aronoff Center
650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Non-subscription Tickets go on sale: Nov 2009
Ticketing (not avail until 11/9) 800.982.2787

Jan 26-31, 2010
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
8099 College Parkway, SW Fort Myers, FL 33919
Non-subscription Tickets on sale: Sept 1, 2009 (Tentative)
Ticketing number: 800-440-7469
Groups: 239-489-3033, x 3122

Feb 2-Feb 7, 2010
Belk Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC
Group Tickets: (704) 379-1380
Ticketing number: (704) 372-1000

Feb 9-14, 2010
Auditorium Theatre, Rochester Broadway League
885 E. Main Street Rochester, NY 14605
Ticketing Number: 800-745-3000

February 23-28, 2010
Bushnell Performing Arts Center

MARCH 2-7, 2009
DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center
Ticketing: 919-680-2787
Groups: 919-281-0587

March 9-14, 2010
Fabulous Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Call Ticketmaster at (404) 817-8700

March 16-21, 2010
The Peace Center
300 S. Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
Ticketing Number: 800-888-7768
Groups: 864-679-9201

March 23 - April 4, 2010
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 650 Dallas, Texas 75201
Box Office: 214.880.0202

April 20-May 9, 2010
3011 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202
Ticketing number: 800-982-2787
Group Tickets: 313-871-1132

May 11-16, 2010
Arsht Center
Box Office: 305.949.6722

May 18-23, 2010
Carr Performing Arts Center
401 West Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32801

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I send fan mail to the cast?

If you just want to send a quick note to all the cast members telling them you appreciate their work, you can email us here at totallytruckedblog (at) gmail (dot) com. I will be happy to forward your email to the cast, but to preserve their privacy, it is unlikely they will email you back (I will, though).

You can also send individual performers fan mail and care packages care of the theatre at which we are currently performing or will be performing. Go to the theatre's website (listed above), find their mailing address, write the actor's name as well as "Spring Awakening" and send c/o the theatre. Remember, we are often at these theatres for only a week so make sure to allow for delivery times. It's a better bet to send it to the theatre we will be going to next as they can always hold packages for us until we arrive. Letters received late will not be forwarded to our next location.

2. How Can I Audition for Spring Awakening?
From time to time, we have open calls in larger cities across the US. We will post any additional open calls here. Subscribe if you havn't already to keep informed. In the meantime, we've made it easy for you to submit yourself singing a folk/alternative rock song on video. Go to: http://www.springawakening.com/videoauditionsubmission/ Make sure your submission is less than 500 MB and is one of the accepted formats. Your screen should change and you should get a confirmation that says your submission has been received. Trust us, people are called in this way. Lucas Wells was cast because of an online submission!

3. How Do I Score On Stage Seats?
That is really up to the individual theatres. Most of them won't release the seats until just before performances because they want to make sure the house is sold first. Some do so online, although the ticketing systems they have in place often can't accommodate our unique seats onstage. Most of them are available only at the box office (though you can purchase them for a performance in the future). The Guilty Ones Street Team members have the rights to purchase these seats before the general public. Any seats left over will be released to the box office and may also be purchased as part of rush tickets (discounted, day-of tickets).

4. How Do I Join The Guilty Ones?

The National Guilty Ones Street Team is a way for fans of the show in each of our tour stops to help us spread the word. You will get access to parties, meet and greets, and other special events while meeting new friends who share your passion for the show, all while gaining some valuable marketing experience. You must be at least 15 yrs old. Email your contact info to nationalguiltyones (at) gmail (dot) com.

5. Can I Get Discounts?

From time to time, a theatre may offer us discounts to send out to our fans. We will post any here on the blog. Subscribe now!

6. Who runs this site? This site was created for fans to stay connected with our touring cast and follow their adventures around North America. Ideally, it would be in the voice of the cast members. Unfortunately, our cast members are often too tired or busy to post lengthy blog posts on a regular basis. Company members will contribute a post from time to time and every month we will have a compiled blog post that most every company member will participate in. The other stuff like updates, etc, will be posted by me. My name is Pun. I work for the production, love this show, its cast, and our fans, and I'm so very glad you're here!

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